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For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.

Current Promotions for Downtown Businesses

Information on Current Promotions for Downtown Business Owners!

Current Promotions for Downtown Bangor!

Maine Downtown Conference
Friday May 18th in Farmington
Complete details and registration information available on the Maine Downtown Center's Website

This year’s featured conference speaker is inventor, entrepreneur and author, Doug Hall. A Maine native, Doug is the internationally-recognized founder of Eureka! Ranch and Innovation Engineering, a partnership between Eureka! Ranch and Doug’s alma mater, the University of Maine through the Foster Center for Student Innovation. Doug’s high energy whole-brain presentation will stimulate and challenge us to rethink and embrace our downtowns as potential centers of innovation.

The conference features 12 concurrent sessions and three specialized walking tours providing exceptional training, idea sharing and real solutions for Maine. Topics are organized in four tracks:

  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Green Downtowns and Heritage Conservation
  • Healthy Communities and Local Food
  • Organization Leadership and Education

Sessions include a variety of hot and timely topics such as successful small business case studies, organizational leadership, economic partnerships with local foods and historic buildings, compelling graphics and video ideas, worksite wellness for downtowns, sustainable/walkable design, adaptive use of historic buildings, building redevelopment strategies and much more.

Spring/Summer Event Calendar
Created to help you plan staffing, promotions, sales etc around events that are happening in and surrounding downtown.  Download this document (below) to help you take advantage of the crowds that will be in town this summer!  We will update this document as we become aware of events.

TV Commercial
We are filming a TV Commercial this summer that we will begin airing in the fall. The concept of the ad is to promote Downtown Bangor as a whole, not individual businesses, and it will be designed to draw people to Downtown Bangor and experience all we have to offer. Particularly those that may not have been here in a while! You will notice cameras around this summer and we will be contacting several businesses to ask you to allow us to film segments in your business.

Need Brochures?
We have several map brochures available.  If you need copies of our downtown map brochure email us at or call us at 992-4234 to arrange for pick up or delivery.

Weekly Radio Show
We are on the air live with Rich Kimball on Downtown every Thursday at 4:45.  Have an event you want to promote?  Let us know and we can do our best to plug it on the show!

Like us on facebook!

Did you know we have over 5,000 fans of Downtown Bangor on facebook?  Like us and let us know if you are on facebook so we can add you to the "pages we like" section of our page.  We send out messages to our fans a couple of times each day about downtown events, promotions, sales and more.  So make sure you keep us in the loop with what is happening at your business so we can help spread the word to our fans!

Use our logo!
We invite you to use our logo to link to our website from your site. This will increase overall Downtown brand recognition.  We hope you will consider downloading our logo (below) and using it to link to

Related Documents:
Downtown Bangor Partnership Logo
Spring & Summer 2012 event calendar